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history mystery

Forgive yourself if you haven't heard of Julius Berg Baumann. The Norwegian-American poet, who lived in Carlton County, died of cancer in 1923, at age 53. And unless you find translations of his...


On the farm: Chemicals threaten farmers

Farmers in Carlton County and across the state face an environmental threat that could affect their business and lead to a loss of livelihood. At a recent meeting of the Carlton County chapter of the...


Students find science outside

It was one of those picture-perfect fall days. Cerulean blue sky, the slight, wet waft of decaying organic matter, the hillsides seemingly turning orange and red and yellow in the moment. On Dunlap...


Church Services

Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] www.esko-apostolic.org Services on Esko Apostolic YouTube channel Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9 a.m. worship 10 a.m. Sunday school 11 a.m.... Full story


River Run race set for Sept. 30

The Cloquet River Run is Saturday, Sept. 30 with a 1-mile race at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K race at 9:30 a.m. The races start and end near Churchill Elementary School. Organized by the Churchill... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Our sympathies to the family of 22-year-old Brock Hascall of Wright, who died when his car was hit by a train on Sept. 9. The collision occurred about 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Lammi Road...


Kettle River news

Quilting at Holy Trinity starts at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. Everyone is invited to join us. Donations of thread or crochet cotton are appreciated. The next city council meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. at the Kettle River Senior Center. The...


West end celebration 2023

The West End business district was transformed Saturday, with streets closed to traffic and people enjoying themselves. Both sides of Avenue C were lined with an eclectic mixture of artists, vendors,... Full story


Weekend highlights

The festival season continues this weekend, with the West End Celebration in Cloquet on Saturday and the Kismet in Carlton Hot Air Balloon Festival at Black Bear Friday and Saturday. From 11 a.m. to... Full story


Let your Finn flag fly on Mojakka Day Saturday

SAMPO Association’s Mojakka Day is 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7095 Saginaw Road. Enjoy music, Finnish baked goods, white elephant sale, raffle drawings. Mojakka (soup) meal with bread, beverage and dessert. $12/adult, $6/age 6 and... Full story


Pet clinic returns next Saturday

Don’t miss the low-cost pet microchip and vaccine clinic for Cloquet and Carlton County residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 near the picnic shelter at Veterans Park in Cloquet. Previous clinics have included free microchips for up... Full story


County road closure

Carlton County Road 5 between Carlton County Road 61 and Nendick Road is closed for a Northern Natural Gas project. The closure is estimated to last until the first week of October. There is a signed detour....


Kettle River news

Quilting at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. Everyone is invited to join us. Donations of new thread or crochet cotton are appreciated. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting will be held at noon on Sept. 17 at the Kettle Rive...


Wright/Cromwell news

The Harvest Fest last weekend in Cromwell seemed to be a huge success. Thanks to all the volunteers and attendees. And they had the most unusual parade this year. There was only one unit this year. But it sure was special, as the grand marshal, Jon...


Pine Knot photographers get a show

The latest exhibit at The Knot gallery - located within the Pine Knot News office - focuses on the art of the newspaper, in particular, the photography and page design that make the paper something... Full story


Brickyard Days, Cromwell Harvest Fest are here

Both Wrenshall Brickyard Days and the Cromwell Harvest Festival return this weekend, bringing a shot of community togetherness. In Wrenshall that togetherness comes with a game of cow patty bingo.... Full story


Ricing under way on reservation

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced last week some guidelines for members harvesting wild rice. “(R)espect the gift we have been given,” the Band’s Wild Rice Committee said in a news release Aug. 31. “Please avoid areas o...


Balloons to take over Black Bear

The folks at Black Bear Casino Resort turned a torn-down hotel into an opportunity, by planting grass on the demolition site and hosting a hot air balloon festival next weekend. Up to a dozen hot air...


Cloquet celebrates workers on labor day

For more than a century, Cloquet has celebrated Labor Day with parades, picnics and other forms of revelry. That continued Monday, despite a severe lack of volunteers to run the event. Still,... Full story


West End celebration returns Sept. 16

For the first 50 years or so of Cloquet’s existence, the West End of Cloquet was the beating heart of the city, particularly in terms of government. Spanning avenues B, C and D from Broadway Avenue... Full story


Brickyard Days are coming in Wrenshall

The annual celebration of everything Wrenshall is set for next weekend, Sept. 8-9, starting with a 3 p.m. tailgate food fundraiser before the 4 p.m. Raptors varsity football game kickoff on Friday.... Full story


Harvest festival will highlight EVs

The annual North Country Electric Vehicle Show & Tell Event will be pulling into a new venue Saturday, Sept. 9, as part of the 29th annual Lake Superior Harvest Festival at Duluth’s Bayfront Park. The festival features products from many farms in...


Pedro's pops cork on party space

Brady Slater [email protected] A new entertainment venue above Cloquet’s popular Mexican restaurant unveiled itself Sunday with — what else? — a private event. Pedro’s Grill and...


Wright/Cromwell News

I’m sure that as you are reading this, you are thankful for the completion of the two box culverts between Cromwell and Wright. I had to take the detours only occasionally, but now that I don’t have to, I sure am thankful for the direct route to...


Carlton Happenings

Welcome back to all the students attending Carlton schools on Tuesday, Sept. 5. We are excited for our kids, and remember how we felt on that first day of grade school or junior high way back when. I...


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